Pagan idol declines Homer’s doughnut offer

Who knew that pagans were so touchy? According to an item on, pagans in England are enraged that a “180-foot-tall drawing of Homer Simpson has appeared on a hill in the English countryside, right next to the famed Cerne Abbas Giant, a well-known British landmark.” The giant, described as “a chalk outline of an aroused, club-wielding man dating to at least the 17th century,” is a great favorite among pagans, revered by them as a fertility symbol. Homer, apparently, is not revered by pagans, though it’s hard to think why not. The drawing of Homer was done in biodegradable paint, “which will eventually wash away”—though not before having generated publicity for The Simpsons Movie.

—Posted by Mark Dolliver